Seibel’s in Burtonsville to Close Permanently After 82 Years

by MCS Staff

Seibel’s in Burtonsville, which has been serving the community for over 82 years, has announced that it will be closing its doors on Sunday, November 28th.

The announcement was made in a letter to customers by the family who has owned and operated the restaurant since the 60s.

The full letter can be seen below:

“I pray my message finds all of you, our Seibel’s family, well.

March was the last time I sent a message. It has been 36 years since we served our first Thanksgiving Dinner for our Seibel’s customers. When I first had the idea, my dad thought I was crazy. That first year, we roasted about 20 Turkeys, and now we are serving over 1,500 pounds of Turkey! For me, Thanksgiving was about family first and food second. If I could help our extended Seibel’s family create lasting Thanksgiving memories by keeping them out of the kitchen, I would do it!
We are forever thankful to the Iager Family for raising such wonderful Turkeys for all these years.
It is with sadness that I announce this year, 2021 will be our final Thanksgiving.

If you read the paper or listen to the news, it is no surprise to hear that staffing is challenging and the supply chain is crazy. With that being said, we are asking that you order early this year. We will stop taking orders on Sunday, November 14. We want to be sure that we have all we need to fill your requests.

The pandemic has opened our eyes to so much. There has been sadness, but there have been loads of joy as well. Our new hours enabled us to have quality family time and helped us remember what is important in life. My adventure out west created a sense of wanderlust. There are so many great places in our wonderful country that I want to see!

When Karen and I continued the business from our parents, we decided that it would be a ministry. Our faith in God has not let us down. God saw us through the pandemic and so much more. We are thankful we were able to be here for so many. You, our customers, and our incredible employees have done so much for us. For that, and so much more, we want to say THANK YOU!

After much consideration, we have made the decision to start a new chapter. Sunday, November 28, will be the final day we turn on the burners and open our doors.

There will be many tears and many stories to tell. You have all been a part of raising our families, and we have watched your families grow as well. We are thankful for each and every customer and employee, past and present. All of you have so blessed us. Some days there wasn’t enough family to open the doors, and some days there were way too many. No matter the case, we opened them for you, anyway. And we, of course, never charged extra for the family entertainment! 😊

We are very thankful for our current staff that will see us to the final day; Anita, Angie, Annie, Amelia, Carol, Debbie, George, Jonah, Jones, Katie, Lauren, Lexi, Melissa, Nicolette, Rick, Sharon, Tracey, and Xavier. *Watch for guest visits from past employees and family! *

I know the question will be, “what are you going to do now?” But I’m not sure any of us really know, except Karen, who will go into full retirement. The rest of us will surely let you know when we know. I will certainly keep the emails rolling with any updates. Meanwhile, we will continue to serve you to the best of our ability.

In January, I asked, “What is God saying?” We stopped and listened. The answer:
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
Matthew 11:28-30

With more Love than we could ever express, Lynn, Karen, and all the family- Chad, Casey, Lauren, Scott, Randi Lynn, our mother, Joyce, and of course our father Harry, who may not be with us now but has never stopped guiding us”

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9 comments

Robert Schatz October 15, 2021 - 11:54 pm

MARYLAND IS SURELY LOSING A REAL TREASURE.
My first visit was in 1971 when I worked out of the 7-11 office, near the beer store in the strip next to you. A meal full of memories, as My wife and I brought our newborn daughter there for her first restaurant experience. I will never forget the charm of the place, and THAT ICE CREAM!!!

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Susan Longo October 16, 2021 - 1:58 pm

Sad to see you close Seibels was always one of my favorites

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Scott Lord October 16, 2021 - 4:49 pm

I lost a bet to my dad back in the 70’s on what color the “S” was and what color the roof was. In my 8 or so year old head, I could clearly picture a black S and yellow roof… My dad said it was the opposite but I insisted. We bet one week’s allowance. Needless to say, when we drove up and I was wrong… I could not believe I got it backwards. Sorry to see the place close down. Good memories although I have not lived in the area in a long time. Blessings to the family and employees!

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J. Simons October 17, 2021 - 10:36 pm

This is so sad it was a stand by in Burtonsville seemingly for ever. I worked there part time along with many other teenagers in the 1950s.

The very best to all,

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michael Hill October 18, 2021 - 11:01 am

I worked part time at the Seibel Supply Hardware store in the summers of the 50s and early 60s with my cousin young Tom Seibel. Lunch was a fresh hamburger cooked on the flat top and a vanilla milk shake from Seibels Dairy just up the street. I so looked forward to that lunch it was so good.

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Larry B. October 18, 2021 - 11:35 am

I remember going to Seibel’s many times in the ’60’s for ice cream after Little League games played at the old “Lions Den” field. Happy times, and good memories.

Thank you all, and best of luck going forward.

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Siggie & Richard Ogan October 19, 2021 - 1:49 pm

We lived in Burtonsville/Silver Spring area for over 45 years and had many breakfasts at Seibels after Mass on Sundays as well as many lunches during our stay. It was the go to place with friends and family to have breakfast and lunch. So many fond memories shared. So sad to hear Seibles closing. May God keep the family Blessed in their new adventure.

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Sandra &Chester October 25, 2021 - 10:20 pm

One of our first dates was at Seibel’s, they had the best pancakes I ever tasted, and gave me all the butter I wanted. We celebrate our anniversary breakfast there for years, the ladies behind the grill was the best, Lynn always made me and my husband feel welcome and like family, we recently visited one of our favorite places and Lynn still remembered what I liked on my pancakes, plenty BUTTER 🧈. I will miss one of the best places I enjoyed going with my husband for weekend breakfast. Sandra & Chester D.

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Mamamarmaduke October 30, 2021 - 2:13 pm

I used to ride my horse in the 1970’s then go and eat at Seibel’s My horse was glad that I rode her first because I really chowed down on hamburgers and milkshakes- Sad to see you close but you have to do what is best-Happy trails -Love Di Winde

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